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Patrolman Barry A. Shalin

Morton Grove Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, October 9, 1989

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Reflections for Patrolman Barry A. Shalin

Rest In Peace Brother. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

October 9, 2017

Patrolman Shalin's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 4-07-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

April 7, 2017

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of all that call you beloved for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 6, 2013

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Shalin. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 29, 2013

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Patrolman Shalin.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 22, 2012

You are always in my mind and I know we will meet again soon. I still carry your weapon in my daily duties so I know I will be protected as I have you by my side.

Investigator Harvey R. Redman
Maricopa CVounty Sheriff's Office Phoenix, Arizona

March 7, 2009

Should have went to dinner with you that evening Barry. Might have delayed you a few seconds, altered the events, you might still be here. Lots of thoughts, it's still hard to fathom.

No pain, no shame, if you were on this earth you'd be the same. Yet you are remembered still, we always will.

Retired Morton Grove Police Commander

Captain Garry Marta, Patrol Branch
Fort McCoy Police Department

November 7, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 8, 2008

On the anniversary of your death we remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Civilian
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 9, 2007

I've just found out about this website, unfortunately due to the death of another friend and colleague, SGT Dan Figgins. Please guide Dan through the gates of Heaven, as I know you're already there making Heaven a better place. Take Dan into your heart so that he can be free to watch over us with you. God Bless you both.

Detective Robert Bobinsky
St Charles Illinois Police Department

April 14, 2005

From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks.
Shakespeare, King Henry V - Act 4. Scene III

God's Peace to you Brother

Ofc. M. Weitzel #114
Morton Grove Police Dept.

April 10, 2005

We will not let you be in peace, my brother

Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Cook County Illinois

September 1, 2003

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